Drug-policy expert Craig Reinarman gives
During his recent sabbatical at the University of Amsterdam,
sociology professor Craig Reinarman delivered nearly a dozen
invited lectures on drug-policy issues and participated in numerous
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Reinarman gave several talks about his recent research comparing
marijuana use in Amsterdam and San Francisco, including a presentation
during the "Second Perspectives on Cannabis Conference"
in Liverpool, England, and a talk about use patterns under decriminalization,
entitled "Does All Hell Break Loose?" that was presented
at the International Drug Policy Conference in London. He also
discussed the study during an invited lecture at The Centre
for Social Research on Alcohol and Drugs at Stockholm University
In January, Reinarman delivered a talk, "Racism and the
War on Drugs," during a conference in London focused on
the politics, philosophy, and economics of drugs. He discussed
drug mythology and drug policy during invited talks in the Netherlands
and Wales, and he helped organize two panels in Belfast about
harm reduction during the 16th International Conference on the
Reduction of Drug-Related Harm.
Reinarman chaired a panel on youth and drugs during a conference
about drugs and alcohol that was held in London, and he discussed
public health and human rights during an invited public lecture
at the Addiction Research Centre at Trinity College in Dublin.
He gave a talk, called "Looking Back at Crack: Media, Myths,
and the Politics of Imprisonment," in Liverpool, and he
wrapped up his sabbatical with an invited lecture, called "The
Politics of Drugs and Crime in the USA," at the Willem
Pompe Institute for Criminal Law and Criminology at Utrecht
University in the Netherlands.
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